Garlic Pepper Seasoning

Two popular spices, plus…

Tired of always reaching for that salt and pepper to flavor up your food? Garlic pepper seasoning is a robust spice blend that’s surprisingly versatile. It matches two of the most popular spices – garlic powder and ground black pepper – but the seasoning doesn’t stop there. Paprika provides a little sizzle, brown sugar a little sweetness, and ground cumin a delicious earthy undertone. Onion powder, parsley, and salt round things out to top off the flavors.

It’s delicious as a pork or steak seasoning, but don’t stop with meat. Mix it with mashed potatoes (or sprinkle it over french fries), try it mixed with a marinara sauce for pastas, or simply sprinkle some in oil for use as a simple dipping sauce. It’s also a terrific way to spice up popcorn. It may quickly grab that space right next to your salt and pepper on your go-to spice rack. 

Garlic Pepper Seasoning

Garlic Pepper Seasoning

4.04 from 32 votes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes


  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried parsley


  • In a bowl, combine all ingredients and mix thoroughly. Use immediately or store in a sealable, air tight container.
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UPDATE NOTICE: This post was updated on January 20, 2021 to include new content.
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5 stars
On behalf of garlic pepper, thank you for making me yummy. It’s the most delicious garlic pepper seasoning I have tasted, full of flavor, straight incredible, pure worthy. Thank you PepperScale, you’re the best.